A wererat is "a therianthropic creature in the shape of a rat," according to its Wikipedia page, and since it also lists Pettigrew as an example, he has to be one, right?

closed as unclear what you're asking by Jenayah, Rebel-Scum, Mithrandir, TheLethalCarrot, Edlothiad Jun 10 at 9:42

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 8
    Because Wikipedia has never been known to be wrong. – TheLethalCarrot Jun 10 at 9:08
  • 6
    Pettigrew is an animagus. That's stared clearly in the books and movies. So I'm not sure what you're asking and voted to close as such. – Jenayah Jun 10 at 9:09
  • Out of universe, yes. In universe, no. – Harry Johnston Jun 10 at 20:57

No, he is an animagus with the power to voluntarily transform between rat and human shapes. A wererat would have similar transformation powers, but they would be a result of a curse or disease and would be governed, at least in part, by the phase of the moon. The world of Harry Potter certainly has werewolves, such as Remus Lupin, so we know that the transformation dynamics of animagi and werecreatures are entirely different.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.